DJI Phantom Drone Lands Undetected On UK Warship

August 16, 2017 @ 02:09 PM

A DJI Phantom drone, piloted by a UK photographer, landed aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth and took pictures and video footage reportedly undetected by the ship's advanced intrusion detection system. The unnamed photographer spent 'quite some time' remotely filming the most advanced British aircraft carrier from above using a DJI Phantom drone...

US Modernizing Patriot Missile Defense System In S Korea

August 16, 2017 @ 01:31 PM

The United States has commenced modernizing its Patriot missile interceptors deployed in South Korea. The 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade of the US Army has finalized an eight-month interceptors renovation program, as a result of which old systems were replaced and modern technologies were introduced,

Australia's Air Force Chief Pilots First Flight OF Pilatus PC-21 Training System

August 16, 2017 @ 11:37 AM

Australia's Chief of Air Force has completed first flight in the Lockheed Martin's AIR 5428 Pilatus PC-21 Pilot Training System. The Chief of Air Force's first flight of the in-service Pilatus PC-21 aircraft was shown at a media event hosted by Australian Minister for Defence Senator Marise Payne, in East...

Russian KA-52 Helicopters, Syrian MRBLs Work in Tandem To Attack Islamic State...

August 14, 2017 @ 07:36 PM

Russian KA-52 helicopters equipped with night vision equipment, directed fire from Syrian army multiple barrel rocket launchers (MRBL) to destroy Islamic State armor positions and liberate Al-Kadir settlement. “For the first time since the beginning of combat operations against Islamic State in Syria, government forces conducted a tactical landing behind...

Nigerian Air Force Commissions Five Pakistan-made Super Mushak Trainer Aircraft

August 14, 2017 @ 03:22 PM

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) inducted five Super Mushshak trainer aircraft into its inventory on August 9 for the primary training of its pilots at 401 Flying Training School (FTS), Kaduna. At the same time, 16 ab-initio student pilots, including 2 female cadets, graduated from the 401 FTS

Russia To Commence T-90 Tanks Supply To Iraq Soon

August 14, 2017 @ 02:57 PM

Russia will soon start supply of T-90 battle tanks to the Iraqi army. "The deliveries of T-90 tanks to Iraq will begin soon in accordance with the previously signed contract

Chinese J-20 Stealth Fighter Jet To Feature in "Sky Hunter" Movie

August 14, 2017 @ 01:41 PM

Chinese J-20 Stealth fighter jet, which is yet to be commissioned into air force service, is set to feature in a commercial movie, "Sky Hunter" scheduled for released during September this year. The Chinese Air Force has reportedly agreed to feature its J-20 stealth twin jet fifth-generation fighter; the Y-20, large military transport aircraft; the J-10C lightweight multi-role fighter; and the J-11B single-seat twin-engine jet fighter

Ukraine's Antonov Plans to Take On Russia In Military Transport Aircraft Market

August 14, 2017 @ 01:00 PM

Ukraine's Antonov plans to compete aggressively against Russia in the market for affordable military transportation aircraft with its AN-78 and AN-132D planes which are in an advanced stage of development and testing. The Ukraines firm which is now incorporated into the state concern Ukroboronprom, intends to manufacture at least 70 planes within the next five years

USAF Tests Super-Efficient Aircraft, UAV Engine

August 14, 2017 @ 11:21 AM

A new engine for small aircraft and UAVs that consumes 40% less fuel than currently available aviation engines, has been tested by the US Air Force. The Air Force Research Laboratory has recently completed a ground test series on Craflight V-8 4

Bangladesh's F-7 Fighter Jet Loses Fuel Tanks In Mid-Flight

August 12, 2017 @ 10:48 AM

Two external fuel tanks of a Bangladesh F-7 fighter jet dropped in a village during mid flight. The fighter jet dropped near a road in Nilnagar of Nabinagar upazila in Brahmanbaria around 11:00am Tuesday,

US Army To Invest On Genetically Engineered Spider Silk For Body Armor,...

August 12, 2017 @ 09:52 AM

The US Army has awarded a $1 million contract to Kraig Biocraft Laboratories (KBL), to develop a genetically modified “spider silk” material that could hypothetically be used for protective armor, even underwear, for soldiers. The contract was made with KBL, a bioengineering company that aims to genetically modify silkworm and spider silk into high-performance polymers

US F-35 Modernization Requires $3.9 Billion New Funding, Govt Watchdog Says

August 12, 2017 @ 09:15 AM

USAs proposed plans to modernize the F-35 joint strike fighter program would require almost $4 billion of new funding, a government review of Defense Department policies says. The first wave of proposed F-35 modernization plans "is projected to be over $3